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Why you should study your MBA or Master’s in Germany

"Travel improves the mind wonderfully, and does away with all one's prejudices," famous writer Oscar Wilde once noted. But there are many more reasons to study your MBA or Master‘s program abroad. The experience has a positive impact on shaping your character, looks great on your resume and opens opportunities to you in the international job market. Find out why Germany is the perfect place to study abroad your MBA or Master‘s degree.

Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime experience. You‘ll step out of your comfort zone and learn about a foreign culture. You will never gain such deep impressions while only traveling a country. You will have to leave your family and friends behind for a while, but you will get to know lots of new people from all over the world. This will broaden your horizon immensely. Often, fellow students become friends for life. In addition, you will build up a first-class network of international contacts with fellow students and companies during your studies, from which you will benefit in your professional life.

 

Knowing about all the advantages of studying abroad, the undertaking naturally remains an exciting adventure for those who embark on the journey. Moreover, in many cultures, studying abroad is a family decision that has been made together, putting lots of thought into it. So before you get started, the most important question is: In which country should you study a MBA or Master´s program?

 

Dare the adventure – but study in a safe environment!

Germany is safe and well organized. This makes the country in the heart of Europe the perfect study place. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government made considerate decisions so that there was always an adequate security concept for the whole country. In addition, the German healthcare system is one of the best in the world.

The motto of the International Graduate Center (IGC) in Bremen is: Safety first! IGC is well prepared for all eventualities, so that all MBA and Master‘s programs can take place at any time. IGC students can attend all lectures online, and all lecture rooms have been equipped for blended learning. However, everything is set for a complete return to in-person teaching as soon as this is possible again without any risk for students and faculty.

When it comes to the topic of safety in general, Germany can claim that its cities are very safe by international standards. They offer residents a high standard of living. Bases on OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) statistics, Germany also ranks above the average in personal security, environmental quality, work-life balance, education and skills, jobs and earnings, social connections and well-being.

 

Public transport and free use of bikes for IGC students

 

The cost of living in Germany is quite low compared to many other European countries. Living in a global city like Berlin, Munich or Hamburg might be quite expensive, but in medium-sized cities you can live very well on relatively little money. The City of Bremen is such an affordable and livable city, and it is home to the IGC. With a population of nearly 550,000 people, the city is big enough to offer a lot of activities, and small enough to never be stressed out by hectic city life.

You don’t need a car to travel around Bremen and Germany. Bremen boasts a great network of public transport. Students can use all buses and trams free of charge with the Semesterticket. And: Bremen is a cycling city. There are 720 kilometers of roadside cycle lanes. Furthermore, there are many kilometers of cycle routes that take cyclists through parks or along dikes. Good to know: students of IGC can use rental bikes for half an hour free of charge.

 

English-taught MBA and Master‘s programs

Germany is one of the top destinations and largely popular among international students. For applicants with a first university degree, IGC offers a wide range of full-time MBA and Master´s programs in the area of international and European business and management. All these full-time programs are taught entirely in English and prepare students for future leadership tasks. For many graduates, this means the ticket to the European job market.

IGC´s lecturers are recognized professors or professionals of top companies in Europe. They will provide you with insights into different companies, industries, and areas of business. In addition, IGC is part of the International Business School Alliance (IBSA) with six partner universities (located in USA, UK, Spain, France, Russia and Germany) that together offer a unique dual degree MBA program.

 

IGC supports you to become the best version of yourself

Being on your own in a new environment may seem scary at first. But you are not alone. The international community at IGC makes you feel welcome. IGC´s International Student Assistance (ISA) helps prospective students to find accommodation, provides support with visa application, clarifies insurance queries and gives advice for dealing with authorities both at home and abroad.

Taking a time-out from everyday life in your home country is a chance to explore. The new experiences of a foreign country and culture open up new perspectives and allow you to grow. While living abroad, you inevitably get to know yourself a little better. In Germany, you have the freedom to reinvent yourself or simply be who you want to be.

You can bring your culture and your religion. In Germany, and especially in the very liberal city of Bremen, you have room to be the best version of yourself.

All these aspects make Germany, and Bremen in particular, the perfect place to study your MBA or Master‘s program abroad. So don’t hesitate! Get in touch with IGC for further information and register for your studies for the next semester!